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The "Hidden Gotcha" of Web-native Applications

The "Hidden Gotcha" of Web-native Applications

Jun 13, 2018

Guest blogger Phil Goodwin from IDC highlights the dangers of application failures as they recover to inconsistent data states, triggering significant costs. How can the industry step up to the challenge?

IDC research shows that application deployments will accelerate in the coming years, with some organizations expecting to deploy as many as 200 new applications within the next three years. While most of these new applications will be deployed directly in the cloud, many mission-critical apps will remain on-premise. We have also found that 70% of CIOs have a cloud-first strategy for new appli...

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Enterprise Confessions: What Their Data Lake Was Missing

Enterprise Confessions: What Their Data Lake Was Missing

Apr 24, 2018

Capturing and understanding data is super-critical, and for today’s enterprises ‘no data’ equals ‘no business.’ As a response, companies have rushed to fill huge data lakes, designed to pool every scrap of useful information as an enterprise resource.

Yet most CDOs, CTOs and EVPs of Data & Cloud agree that data lakes are not living up to their initial promise.

How can we build strategies and best practices that help extract true, lasting value from data lake investments and limit risks?

DISCOtecher sat down with Alex Shutt and Sam Simpson recently to hear their experiences of working on data l...

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A speedy recovery: the key to good outcomes as health care’s dependence on data deepens

A speedy recovery: the key to good outcomes as health care’s dependence on data deepens

Nov 14, 2017

It may have been slow to catch on compared to other industries, but the healthcare sector has developed a voracious appetite for data. Digital transformation topped the agenda at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Florida, and Big-Data analytics in healthcare is on track to be worth more than $34 billion globally within the next five years – possibly sooner

 Electronic health records are growing in importance to enable more inter-disciplinary collaboration, speed up communication on patient cases, and drive up the quality of car...

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Fulfilling its real-time Big Data analytics potential: Azure HDInsight Service now supports live multi-location data synchronization

Fulfilling its real-time Big Data analytics potential: Azure HDInsight Service now supports live multi-location data synchronization

Sep 26, 2017

Finally, a breakthrough that promises to transform the way companies use advanced Big Data analytics: Microsoft has announced that Azure HDInsight Service users will now be able to replicate data accurately and in real time across two or more locations via a single-click installation of WANdisco Fusion® to an Azure HD Insight Cluster

This means that it will now be possible to synchronize live data sets between two or more locations in real time – i.e. between day-to-day business systems that are being updated continuously, and the externally-hosted systems and services that are simultaneousl...

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Responsible retail: treating customer data with care

Responsible retail: treating customer data with care

Aug 23, 2017

Retailers have become so adept at capturing and analyzing consumer data that there is now a real risk that they might alienate customers by revealing just much they know about our lifestyle, habits, and preferences. So if retailers want their big data investments to pay off, they must tread carefully. 

Big data exploitation in retail is no longer restricted to tracking and responding to broad trends; it’s become very personal. Which is great if the result is that customers find exactly what they were looking for; less so if it feels intrusive or invasive.

Analytics technology i...

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